Less than two week’s ago an Ohio women’s life was forever changed after her doctor said one word: cancer. But an unexpected surprise gave the cancer patient new hope and a day she would not soon forget.
While undergoing several body scans, Mary Glasure, a mother of seven with her children by her side, was prepared to hear the next step on road to recovery from breast cancer.
Glasure’s doctor walked into the room and immediately told her:
The now confused cancer patient Glasure had expected for the doctor to tell her that she was dying. But instead of saying anything, her doctor removed his mask and Glasure’s anxious laughter quickly turned into crying. Behind the mask was her son Marine Cpl. Corey Hoffmaster who had his arms wide open.Corey Hoffmaster said:
Glasure later admitted:
“I didn’t even know my own son! When he took his mask off, I just went nuts. I couldn’t understand what he was saying to me. I was thinking: Oh my God.”
Hoffmaster was stationed in Yuma, Arizona and hadn’t been back to Toronto, Ohio in nearly two years.
Cody Glasure, one of Hoffmaster’s brother said:
“We were all in tears; it was pretty amazing,”
Those two years had been the longest he’d been away from his family since he listed five years ago. However, when he was told that his mother had been afflicted with cancer, he knew that he had to go home.
Hoffmaster schemed with his six other siblings to give his mom a surprise that would surely brighten her day and it ended up working.
Hoffmaster’s mother Mary admitted that she wished for her son to come home, but she didn’t expect it to happen.
“I was hoping he would come home. I wanted him to be here in person.”
On Monday, Hoffmaster left teary eyed as he said goodbye after a 10-day visit with his family.
While Hoffmaster’s lone visit won’t cure his mother cancer, his mere presence will help distract his mother from the eerie reality that she is facing.